Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2012

"The old imperial deities have become "cosmopolitan travellers in the transethnic and transnational spiritscapes" inhabited by the newly mobile populations of those who worship them. Endres herself has proven an insightful and perceptive guide along these journeys.

"The old imperial deities have become "cosmopolitan travellers in the transethnic and transnational spiritscapes" inhabited by the newly mobile populations of those who worship them. Endres herself has proven an insightful and perceptive guide along these journeys.

This is an important book as much for the conceptual challenges it presents as the new ethnographic details. It is a theoretically sophisticated study that asks questions about the role of particular agents and power relations in resurrecting and reconstituting a once supressed set of ritual practices. The answer that it provides will appeal to scholars of religion, ritual and Vietnamese studies."

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